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New Adapted Recreation Program Offering Will Teach Vital Life Skills

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REID'S GIFT

The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation department is offering a new summer camp for developmentally disabled youth as part of its Adapted Recreation Program<http://santabarbaraca.gov/adapted>. The Independent Living Skills (ILS) Boot Camp, a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and Reid’s Gift, is aimed at young people ages 14-22, and will consist of week-long sessions beginning on June 22.

The experienced ILS Boot Camp staff use evidence-based practices to teach meaningful skills in community settings, including safety, money management, social skills, successful use of public transportation, recreation pursuits, cooking, and more.

“We’re very excited about the City’s partnership with Reid’s Gift—a great organization whose mission is to support high-quality lives for individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Julie Thomas, head of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Adapted Recreation Program. “Participants will have the opportunity to learn so many vital life skills while having tons of fun with friends.”

The fee for each session of ILS Boot Camp is $250, though needs-based scholarships are available. Many thanks to our granting organizations, UCSB’s Associated Students and their Community Volunteer Foundation.

To register, please visit SantaBarbaraCA.gov/register<http://bit.ly/AdaptedBootCamp> and use the barcodes below. For more information, or with assistance with registration, please contact Julie Thomas at (805) 564-5495 or drop by the Carrillo Recreation Center at 100 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara CA  93101.

About the Parks and Recreation Department
The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department proudly maintains a wide range of parks, facilities, and programs designed to serve the needs of the community.

The mission of the department is to provide clean and safe parks, beaches, and recreation facilities; to enhance Santa Barbara’s beauty; to promote stewardship of resources; and to provide quality recreation and cultural experiences and community services to improve the quality of life for Santa Barbara residents.

To find out more about the department, please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/sbparksandrec<http://facebook.com/sbparksandrec> or visit the City of Santa Barbara’s website atSantaBarbaraCA.gov/parksandrec<http://santabarbaraca.gov/parksandrec>

April 28, 2015

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